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What causes severe chills and fever in an elderly person?

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Posted on Mon, 10 Jul 2017
Question: 72 year old female
Aching in bone for two consecutive days. Last three days chills and fever alternate. Symptoms have not decreased in last two days. No sore throat not sinus issues? No vomitting
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Urinary tract infection probably

Detailed Answer:
Hi there,

Thanks for the query

There is a chance it could be a urinary tract infection which is very common.

Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily unless prohibited by the Doctor. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables.

Do get the urine tested for micro-analysis and infection(culture sensitivity assay) and visit a Doctor as soon as possible.

I hope I have answered your query.

I will be available to answer your follow-up queries.

Regards,

Dr. Aashish Raghu


Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Aashish Raghu (29 minutes later)
Thank you. She went in for a bladder infection two and half weeks ago and was put on a regiment of antibiodicts. Sounds like the regiment did not clear clear up infection. I will take her to drop in clinic in the AM

Thank you
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Answered by Dr. Aashish Raghu (5 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Get well soon

Detailed Answer:
Thank you for the information.

Urinary infections tend to be recurrent commonly in susceptible individuals.

You've made a good decision to take her to the clinic. Hope she gets well soon.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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What causes severe chills and fever in an elderly person?

Brief Answer: Urinary tract infection probably Detailed Answer: Hi there, Thanks for the query There is a chance it could be a urinary tract infection which is very common. Drink 6-8 glasses of water daily unless prohibited by the Doctor. Eat plenty of fresh fruits and green leafy vegetables. Do get the urine tested for micro-analysis and infection(culture sensitivity assay) and visit a Doctor as soon as possible. I hope I have answered your query. I will be available to answer your follow-up queries. Regards, Dr. Aashish Raghu